- Avg. Preparation Time : 90 Min
- Puja Performance Duration : 6 Hrs
- Days : 1
- No of Pandits Required : 1
Mercury is known as Budha in Vedic astrology. Budha is known as ”Grahapati”, or lord of the planets. Budha is considered wisest among the planets. Nature of mercury is Airy. Mercury refers to the intellect and intellect comes from mind.Worship of Mercury is recommended to those who are weak at studies, find lack of concentration and suffer from blood pressure and sugar problem etc. Reciting this mantra will help to minimize the evil influence of afflicted Mercury.
Budha grah is considered a benefic, unless he is joined with a malefic planet, in which case he becomes malefic also. Mercury is the rashi lord of Mithuna (Gemini) and Kanya (Virgo), is exalted in Kanya and is debilitated in Meena (Pisces). Budha is friendly with the Sun and Venus, unfriendly to the Moon and neutral towards the other planets. Budha represents intelligence, intellect, communication, analysis, the senses (especially the skin), science, mathematics, business, education and research. Budha is lord of three nakshatras or lunar mansions: Ashlesha, Jyeshtha, and Revati (nakshatra). Budha is associated with: the color green, the metal fool and gemstone emerald. The direction associated with Budha is north, the season is Hemanta Rithu (Early winter) and the element is earth. The food grain is green gram.